Russia leadership rallies behind Putin after Wagner mutiny

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There are signs that Putin's power is still intact for now following the Wagner group’s mutiny but we may see the impact over the coming months, Emily Ferris, a specialist in Russian domestic politics at the British think tank Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) told the BBC. “It’s tempting to say that this has irreparably weakened [Putin], and I think it's really one of those things that plays out over time,” Ferris said. In the short term, the Kremlin appears to be in control, Ferris said: Putin still has the support of core Russian institutions such as the FSB security service, and there were no mass defections from the military as Wagner boss Prigozhin had hoped....